Rand Country Blog January 13, 2020

Fourth Quarter 2019: Real Estate Market Report – Morris County, New Jersey


The Morris County housing market saved its 2019 year with a surge of activity in the fourth quarter. Sales were up over 12% from last year’s fourth quarter, which helped Morris finish the year basically flat in transactions – after being down sharply for most of the year. Quarterly prices were up from last year’s fourth quarter as well, rising a tick on average but up over 2% at the median. That helped drive positive price appreciation for the calendar year, with prices up over 1% on average and almost 3% at the median. Indeed, with the average price for the year just a shade under $500,000, we have now seen pricing come to its highest levels since the height of the seller’s market in 2005-06. Going forward, we believe the market is poised for both sales and price growth in 2020: the market fundamentals are strong, with prices still below historic highs, interest rates are low, and the economy is thriving.